Caregiving

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Advocacy priorities, resources and action opportunities for AARP members and volunteers in North Dakota.
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According to World Health Organization estimates, 1 in 6 people over the age of 60 suffers from some type of abuse. More needs to be done in order to bring elder abuse into the spotlight, and that is why the United Nations will call upon all nations to refer to June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day [WEAAD].
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No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these local agencies and organizations can help make the process easier
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The state reported the highest rates of COVID-19 deaths, staff infections and staffing shortages in the country
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AARP North Dakota sent out a questionnaire to gather information to help older people and those caring for them protect themselves from the coronavirus and help prevent it from spreading to others. This graphic summarizes the responses.
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North Dakotans who are caring for family members may qualify for the little-known Family Member Care Tax Credit and save as much as $4,000.
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In North Dakota approximately 68,000 family caregivers provided an estimated 57 million hours of care – worth a staggering $980,000 – to their parents, spouses, partners, and other loved ones in 2017, according to state data available in the latest report of AARP’s Valuing the Invaluable series.
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UPDATE: If you missed the Nov. 12 telephone town hall, you can still listen to it here:
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Residents across North Dakota can take advantage of more caregiving protections thanks to a new law that took effect Aug. 1.
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